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Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
into or out of mid way or o'hare today, amongst many other western cities, look out. and speaking of midwestern cities, midwest is where we find our powerhouses this week. each week we fek us on a top 20 real estate market and talk to a real estate agent there to see what he is selling for and what they are asking. this week, to cleveland we go. michelle anderson is a real estate age went progressive urban real estate in cleveland. michelle, welcome. tell me a little bit about the cleveland market. 3600 properties sold, how brisk or slow is it these days? >> the market in cleveland is picking up. things are looking better than a few years ago. we have active buyers in the market. sellers with good property priced right. they should be very happy with this market. should find a buyer within four to six months. >> average price is about $171,000 there. why don't you take us to the first home on your list this week. and it is a bargain price, sort after starter home, in the 139 or $140,000 area. >> right. 5004 bridge avenue listed by jeremy olves. nice two bedroom, two bath home. thi
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 9:00am EST
a big move. >> lastly, citi goes buy to hold bhp. >> people ask me what i'm worried become it is the endless pressure in the my earth and the materials. free port yesterday, 32. bhp, looks like -- these are rolling ever. the junior gold minors are horrendous. joint global up yesterday on rumors. why are these going down so hard? >> you think god is overdone? >> i like gold az as an allocation, a currency. these miners, they are the weakest, they are terrible. terrible stocks. ran gold, a well run company. >> going back to late 11. >> the euro, by the way, looks -- versus the dollar, the euro really come down. something to watch with the metals, rio tinto a fine company, bhp a fine company. rolling over that is worrisome. i don't think they are done rolling over. >>> home builders falling sharply last few days. an analyst says there is another sector you can play to make money off of housing, the opening bell on a thursday is just minutes away. recognize me. but i am your market data. i know what you're looking for. i'm not chained to your desk anymore. i'm faster and smarte
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Feb 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
grid, and that in other countries, cyber attacks have plunged entire cities into darkness. >> president obama didn't say which country had been plunged into darkness by computer hackers, but we found out. it was brazil. we also found out that hackers have been infiltrating everything from our defense networks to the financial systems. bank robbers are now stealing more money with computers than they are with guns. >> this map is showing a visual representation of where all of the known infections of conficker are across the world. >> computer analysts say it's like a sleeper cell, and it may be poised to suck sensitive data out of millions and millions of computers. >> it takes time to read the manuals. i'm gonna save you that time. 'cause i stay home on saturday nights and read them for you. >> you and the rest of the geeks? >> there's millions of us out there. >> everybody, let's hear it! geek squad! [cheering] >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this edition, we take a look at technology. we examine how breaches in digital security threaten everything from weapons s
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. altitude sickness. stocks pull back. monopoly money. if you had a billion dollars, would you put into houses? we have a guest who is doing just that. and jpmorgan versus citigroup. while karen is cheating on jamie dimon. first, let's get to our top four trades. pete? >> ups. i was focusing on them for multiple reasons. that tnt deal for tnt express over in europe, obviously $7 billion is now back to ups. they are going to have to use that in different ways. the dividend, the other share buy-bayi buy-backs. it's pulled back slightly since that time. but this remains a very, very interesting stock. and today, the options got even more interesting. seller of april calls, buyer of the july upside calls. this is that roll from one out to the other, looking for a little bit of time but more upside to happen. >> and grasso, you were watching levels on the s&p 500, the biggest decline so far this year. >> right. you look at the weekly level. you have to look at the weekly low from last week. 1496. closed right below that. we haven't seen that
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
'm not that crazy about. solar city i have to do work on. you know, it was my birthday recently. my kids said happy birthday, you got to get a solar panel. it's like solar city, like circuit -- i don't want to do that, but how about party city? that's not there, either. but i will tell you that i think the solar city is on to something. if you can get money to put a solar panel on and cut my electric bill, you would be plenty happy. matt in texas, matt? >> hi, jim. boo-yah from austin. >> man, austin, we had such a great time when we were in austin, at u.t. it was fantastic. what's up? >> caller: hey, i'm a longtime shareholder of unh. despite, due to medicare, is a small book of business, which is down over 6%. do you think you have growth strategy, and in particular international expansion or enough to offset obamacare? >> no, no, these stocks open down and down big. you get this medicare advantage, and they're going to cut it by that much, the stocks will be for sale. there's so many others, take the money out, buy cardinal health. you know, that's what's going to happen. anyway, some might be t
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
. "fast money" begins right now. have a good night. ♪ >>> nasdaq market site, new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. this valentine's day evening, big air, mega mergers the hot ticket for airline investors but how can the smaller guys compete? dave barger gives an explanation as to why he thinks smaller is better. >>> pain at the pump. why steve grasso is betting the refinery run is not yet over. >>> and active management. how can you make money by riding the coat tails of carl icon, and dan lowe. first to the markets. another day of going nowhere for stocks but traders making money trading. so what was your top trade today? >> when i was younger, i was excellent at that game, one of these things is not like the other. remember the "sesame street" thing? >> really, your forte? >> what i noticed about the market, both bonds went up and stocks went up. i think it's a good thing. the worst thing in the world to me is yields rising for stocks. so i think that lends itself to a buy. tlt, name i talked about before, can go along with the spy i talked about a week ago. >> hmmm. >> so many
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
. the market declared brick and mortar stores dead. what's the other store. circuit city went out of business. there's only a few left. people are tactile to a certainly degree and i think people are going to like brick and mortar and stop from shoe rooming. i think best buy a decent buy, stop at 15. >> that sounds interesting. let's move to rchl bc capital, upgrading mgm to outperform to sect or perform, increasing the target to $16. rbc seeing catalyst to unlock further equity including expectations of dividend from mgm china. they think mgm can regain it's new license. shares up there over 21%. what do you think, jim? >> when i look at it, i think the reasons they picked out were good. the china dividend and gaming license, that's good. when i look at a stock that had a 50% rally, 48% since mid november, i start to think people are not going to buy, rally so much. to me looks like the chart could go lower by a buck. >> thank you so much. had a little audio hit. one of the biggest stories, influential man on wall street, michelle will tell you about. >> absolutely. on wall street fighting i
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
of resources. when you need a lot of resources to move all those 400,000 people to the city. >> a couple of headlines from the new york stock exchange. regarding winter storm, they say they do expect business as usual. this is according to a spokesperson. keeping member firms and traders informed of the weather reports. remember, we had some issues during sandy, obviously, where the exchange had to work mightily to open. it says it has contingency plans in effect. the surge they're talking here in new york is three to five feet. sandy was 13 feet. >> far different. >> ostensibly under a lot less pressure, but you never know what the storm's going to bring. >> up in the boston area, i believe it could be more significant. and again, with the high tides, highest tide of the month, what time will the surge be. i know there's a lot of focus on that. >> people should listen to the safety. >> watching shares of linkedin today. all new-time highs. blowing past expectations with its earnings. revenues up 81%. mostly coming from linkedin's recruitment services. stocks up almost 80% in the last 12
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. time for our top three trades. valero is the energy company trading at the highest levels since 2008. a buck and half percent. >> if they got an upgrade today from the abundant of crude and high margins. love this sector and stock. i would lighten up on a third of it and take that dividend. just protect yourself. it's been a rocket ship. >> soy mon, what's happening? >> first revenue growth in eight quarters announced a share repurchase and guess what, up graded by 4%. >> ron johnson rarely spends a full workweek at the company's headquarters and puts in shorter hours than previous ce o's, based on a previous newspaper report. the stock is up 2%. what do you make of that? >> no idea. i don't really care where ron johnson works or what he's doing on a day-to-day basis. my concern is can he get traffic going an they just announced a return to sales concept. i don't know what that means. traffic remained flat and they are doing a lot of things. >> you do care. if the stock is in the tank and
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
report" with tech today disappointing. financials are higher with names like blackrock, citi group, jpmorgan and american express with multi-year highs and goldman sachs 52 week high, rallies including community bank and those trading with multi-year highs. back to you. >> josh, thanks. as good a time as any to mention i will be speaking to goldman ceo blankfein at 2:00. pete, trade the financials here, not to be overlooked today. >> they shouldn't be overlooked. we talk about them being the backbone of these rallies and the financial sector, whether goldman sachs one day, yesterday, wells fargo had the upgrade yesterday and bank america and city are your players. they continue to explode to the upside. you look at the stock volume, you see a lot of volume in bank of america and options, same thing. the 12 strike calls continue to be attacked. now that we're through, we look to the upside and volume continues to be in the financials and banks. >> scott, i don't think it's coincidence we went from 1 to 2% in the 10 year, and i own these -- >> good for you. >> and they will make net
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
of kansas city. here you go, you can can see the snow coming down. at times, at times, three to five inches an hour. that is an instain snow fall rate. as one point snowing heavily from kansas off to missouri. you are talking several hundred miles in through here. so now here it is in lincoln, the good news is, there is some dryer air coming into the storm now. and that may, at least, hold down for us some of the snow totals. but the damage is done. you can see the roads are very, very greasy. what i call almost a cookie dough mixture of salt, snow and stand itself. there were a mad dash of people heading home. we are very, very hoppy to see that. visibility has been coming up. we've been watching the entrance ramp to i-80 that you couldn't see a a little while ago. a far-reaching storm as you said, and one with severe weather with it along the gulf coast. back to you. >> you stay safe, jaim, thank you very much. >> you got, breerj. >> will that storm impact energy prices. crude oil with the worst streak. let me bring in addson armstrong. addison, number one, you have to use the heat to hea
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
to fail, the sequester and how he missed the crisis at citi. >>> is it time to say good-bye to the u.s. airways brands? a deal looks close for amr's american to take it over, become the number one brand. does consolidation mean airlines just got more attractive. >>> we start off with the retailers, january report card, macy's posting an 11.7% jump in same-store saturday and raising guidance. stellar results from some of the retailers. >> such a mixed picture. some guys -- kohl's, people decided their clearance is moving the stock up nicely. gap strong happens moved. consistently great job. people talking about urban outfitters doing a great job, doesn't seem like the stocks right now are moving the way you would think they would. i don't know how many people are counting on this particular month -- >> a short month, bleedover from the holidays. the rate of beats, 59% is the strongest since august, which was 86%, thanks to mkm partners. the number of them that have outpaced expectations is pretty big, relative to everything else. >> this is historically the one month i don't care abou
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival against standard & poors is testing likely so this likely to be more than two years out. the goal is to get more battle on potentially hazard just flights, so these flights will only happens. now let's head across the country to joe and becky and see what they have coming up this morning. joe, how was your week on the course? >> yeah, i had only one day in the tournament and it was one of those days that i'm used to out here. >> it was beautiful weather. >> it was beautiful weather and i hit a lot of different kinds of shots. when a professional golfer says that, they mean they intentionally hit a a lot of different kinds of sho
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
york city's times skwaer, i'm melissa lee. crash course. the original dr. doom says beware of 1987 all over again. he explains why. buyer's market. why the time may be running out for a good deal on your dream house. real estate mogul barbara cork ran is here for us. and oscar buzz. what is the golden statue worth for movie studio profits? michael burns of lionsgate gives you a preview. b.k., start with you. >> for me, it's gold. it bounced off 1550. this is a market i have not traded well over the last couple of weeks but we have a tradeable bottom here. you can use, let's call it 150 on the gld as your stop point, if i'm wrong tab this one. and i think even though the fed supposedly as of the minutes yesterday may be slowing down their purchases, the rest of the world isn't, so, you can still buy gld and it will -- >> you don't get spooked by that, you're like -- >> i don't get spooked by any crosses. none whatsoever. >> the big one? no? >> and the call activity backed this up, right? >> yeah. and b.k. is no vampire. that's why -- >> i do like garlic. >> but yes, we started seeing ye
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
york city start with rain as we have two systems. one, a clipper across the midwest bringing detroit and michigan some snow but also the southern snow giving south some rain. they will come together an form a new storm, a nor'easter off-shore. as they do so we will plenty of wind, rain and snow and both storms mean business. let's put this in motion by friday evening. plenty of wind and rain and some wind gusts, 40, 50 miles per hour and some models that say these could be stronger than that. it is not just friday and friday night. new york city might start with rain. but crashing over hard to snow and the snow does not stop until sometime saturday for you. and this is slowing down into sunday. so saturday and sunday of additional snow. especially for new england. the bull's eye is here, so people are out of it. say philly, d.c. were you're out of this system in terms of heavy snow where the bull's eye is is the boston area. if we get behind the low side, that might be a foot of snow in boston. worst case scenario, perhaps three times that amount in the areas in and north and west of
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 2:00pm EST
for stock at an increase and full year sales and profit. remains one of the city's top picks. >> one of our favorites on the "street signs." where is herb when you need him? jc penney is soaring. does he have to live on that bet? no. >> here folks, listen up, some is something that i don't think has been reported yet. here you go. some wire services out there. not big ones. blogs and then the wire services, i think briefing.com picked up on it. research was out positive on jc penney and things that january same store sales may be flat. i did research. mosaic research in portland, oregon covers jc penney. i reached out to the founder. he said we haven't put out anything. we haven't put anything out, haven'ted a is word. it is hard to find anything. i forwarded him the blog. he said, he didn't know who that was. so maybe there is another mosaic. but michael from mosaic in portland said we haven't put out anything about jc penney. >> tread with caution. >>> going head to head with macy's, get this, marcia stewart. courtney reagan has been following this battle. what is going on? >> reporter: m
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> let's take a look at u.s. futures. the last time we checked in, the dow was set to open about 11 points at the open. it's peared back just a tad. the dow is still trying to climb back towards that 14,000 level, a time, ross, when frankly more people were talking about warning signs in the market. >>> meanwhile, as far as the european stocks were concerned, and this is where we stand, firmer today. the ibex down 0.3%. the cac 40, ftse and xetra dax up between 0.25% and 0.5%. dollar index is up, kelly. >> that's right. and the dollar/yen, adding 0.5%. so 93.17. aussie/dollar weaker by about 0.5%. a lot of trade across asia is quiet or closed for the lunar new year. >>> france's problems have nothing to do with a single curren currency, but down to the problems itself. he said that the core of the french problem lies inside the cup, not in the foreign exchange rate. this time last week, the french president called for the rights to curve the euro. >>> and the euro group meeting, which is due to star today in b
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> i always wanted to bump in with dylan. that is a tv term. i think it might be time -- i can't believe i'm doing this. i think it might be time to buy the new york times. not the paper, shares in the company. nyt. yes, you heard me right. i'm about to recommend a newspaper stock. look, everybody knows the newspaper companies have been in decline for years, decades even. what the heck am i coming out to tell you to buy shares of the new york times. simple. they know that they getting rid of the print, that's why they are selling "the boston globe" that's not the business. the business is putting out the content online and charging for it. the new york times the online journal of worldwide record and ever since the nyt put up its online pay wall, this company figured out how to make money off its content on the internet. that's the great leap forward. see, at the end of the fourth quarter, times wracked up a denominal -- they have 668,000 paid digital subscribers, up 13% fr
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Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
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CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. more money, more problems? why a drastic pay back may be the shareholder's best bet. energy independence. and, when it comes to oil, the focus is on north america, not the middle east. and gold breakdown. dennis gartman on why gold continues to lose its luster. but first, got to get to our top trade here, because the s&p 500 is hovers at 1500 yet again, our traders have found ways to play this rally. guy? >> hi, mel. >> valentine's week, just so you know. waiting for my gift. you laugh. valuation is crazy, 21 times forward earnings. you go back to the last quarter, operating margins, much better than expected. i know valuations are stretched. wig short interest here. still goes higher. >> is that connected to valentine's day week? >> no. nothing to do with it. >> not taking your wife to dunkin' donuts? >> just making sure mel knows, i'm waiting for my gift on thursday and that's putting it out there. >> wow. >> keep on a-waiting. pete? >> medical equipment. look at
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
, everybody. see you tasame time tomorrow. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what "fast" is following tonight. taking a toll. the luxury home builder dropping today on earnings. is the stock priced for perfection? the ceo joins us. fool's gold? a dreaded death cross. but tim seymour isn't leaving the miners for dead. and office office. is the merger of office max and office depot good or bad for staples? dan and karen face off in the supply closet. first, let's get straight to today's action. the s&p and the nasdaq having their worst day of the year. the dow having its worst day in two weeks. so, the question tonight is, is this the beginning of a bigger correction? how worried are you that the fed is about to take away the punch bowl of easy money here? dan nathan, what do you say? >> well, of course it is the beginning. at the end of the day, i think there weren't too many surprises in the fed minutes, but the ones that took the market down were already baked into the cake in some wakes. to me, you mentioned toll brothers, th
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm EST
on the vegas strip is only the latest act of violence in sin city. we have a live report coming up on a violent crime wave there and if it's eating into the city's bottom line when it comes to the very-important tourist trading. that's later on "the closing bell." [ male announcer ] any technology not moving forward is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> welcome back. if you're just joining us, markets are seeing a selloff as we go into the final minutes of the trade here. dow down 132 points. the s&p back below 1500 for the first time in a little while. problems in washington and overseas, though, are not bothering one of our next guests. sam stoval. >> welco
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
city, that soda. >> this is sort of our valentine's day. i'm not here tomorrow to share it with you. >> i would love to take a swig of this. >> look, look! see that? >> now i know where your true affections lie! >> it's the other woman! it's the other woman! >> what is this? >> butter cup. >> a woman in every port, mel. >> and you ate half this, by the way. half is gone. >> happy valentine's out there. >> to everybody, a day in advance. >> a day early. >> which is the way to do it. >> don't go anywhere. "mad >> i'm jim cramer, welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. stearns are going to go out of business and he's nuts, they're nuts, they know nothing. i always like to say there is a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money," welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i'm trying to save you money. i'm teaching and coaching you. call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. of night i come out here and help you find high-quality companies with stocks that are worth owning, stocks that will reward you by going higher
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Feb 12, 2013 2:00pm EST
to look a little more like kate upton. cortney reagan in target in jersey city to explain. cortney. i'm having trouble getting through the segments. i'm not focused. >> sounds like you guys are having a really good day there. i'm missing a lot on the street. i'm here at a target in jersey city. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is an institution, not just among men. 18 million women are expected to flip through the pages of the magazine this year maybe hoping to look a little more like kate upton. target is hoping they can put that pipe dream a little within reach. this year for the first time "sports illustrated" has chosen a target brand exhilarations bikini to be worn by jessica perez. you can see her in this photo shoot. she was modeling this in chile. the company didn't buy this placement. it's marketing the company can only dream of. the picture may be worth a thousand words but the bikini sells for $30. target did invest in the issue. there's an insert inside the edition called secrets of swimsuit, mini zine, six pages of si content, six pages of target advertising that goe
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
digging out for you. hamden, connecticut, 40 inches. in portland, the biggest snow in city history, 32 inches of snow falling in portland, maine. we have a messy commute for you, more freezing snow, more rain rolling in. for new york, it will be all rain for you. put it on top of the foot of snow that you had, it's a crummy morning. light snow rolling in towards boston and freezing rain, temperatures at 26 degrees. 3 below in bangor. in the capital district about 32. in new york, temperatures close to 42 degrees this morning. a little bit more snow to go, mostly through northern new england, as much as half a foot. and in watertown. but now, in addition to that, the staff has gotten very, very active. yesterday evening, a tornado touching down in hattiesberg, mississippi. many people injured, hitting southern mississippi campus here. more storms firing up this morning, not ruling out tornados. more storms in pensacola, florida, including val ves ton and houston. low chance of tornado, but a high threat for flooding. guys, no matter how you slice it, north or south, some very unwelcome
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00am EST
of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> happy monday. welcome back to "squawk on the street." we'll begin with tech. jim short sounding the alarm of the apple bulls who screamed buy before the stock went down. we'll find out how many analysts failed to see that. >>> pope benedict will resign at the end of the month citing health concerns. what does it mean for the vatican and who could be next. >>> google shares down after hitting an all-time high last week, surging over 10% since the beginning of the year. are the charts pointing to more of a pullback ahead. >>> first, a lot of news out on tech this morning. certainly over the weekend we found google executive chairman eric schmidt is selling roughly 42% of his stake in google, in a move that could net him more than $2.5 billion. jon fortt has more from san jose. he joins us live. is it a surprise that schmidt should be such a heavy seller now? >> maybe a little bit of a surprise. not as big as the pope saying he's on his way out. but schmidt owns about 7.6 million sh
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back to a news packed "squawk on the street." road map for the next hour, m and a hitting the street, berkshire and 3g buying heinz for $20 million including debt. we'll ask a long time berkshire shareholder how he feels about the deal. >> comments on the merger in the skies between us airways and american airlines. it is a cnbc exclusive. >> ceo of zillow joins us, shares surging 20% after record fourth quarter earnings. his initial reaction live in just a few moments. first back to the huge news of the day. warren buffett's berkshire hathaway and 3g buying heinz. bring in the man who broke the story. andrew sorkin. thanks. walk us through the history of this deal. >> this deal -- thank you, carl. the deal came about starting in december when actually the folks at 3g reached out to warren buffett. we do have warren buffett describing the transaction. it is for $72.50. the premium, 20%. should note 20% off its highs. that is something not though sneeze at. take a listen to what warren buffett had to say about the transaction. >> we're putting up more
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
put. >>> back over here, citi's chairman is not seeking a break-up of the bank. a story in today's wall street journal says michael o'neill was among those encouraging investors not to break up the bank. he is backing abroad cost cutting plans, but exploring a break-up is no longer said to be among his top priorities. >>> and top equity firm sports ing represents tennis players and lots of people including super model giselle bundchen. back in the day owned roger federer. the decision to sell has been driven by the trustee who own tess state of the former ceo and chairman. peemp say it could fetch mother than $2 billion, but there's a huge fight going on among the banks out there to represent this yield and so many of them thought they had the end because they had been with teddy for so long. they were friends with teddy, the trustee who runs this process. only knew teddy for the last two years of his life. so there are banks and bankers who said i've been blanking with him for 20 years. he was my best friend. i promised i would get the deal. but everybody is there and now there'
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
city. long time fan. >> i appreciate it. >> caller: h u.n. >> buy, buy, buy. >> go to john in florida. >> caller: jim, i would like your latest take on arena pharmaceutical. >> at jim cramer on twitter, because i didn't fall in love with this sto, a lot of people despise me. i know people are in love with it. i am not in love with it. carl in arkansas. >> caller: greetings from arkansas. i am thinking of picking up a bank stock, your thoughts of new york community bank. >> it is so much higher than all the others, i will send you to keen. i don't know, it is a nice gain. i prefer key. i like the safety. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> coming up, allergra catapulted in 2013. botox smoothed out wrinkles for their results. are shares heading high sner cramer talks to the ceo, just ahead. [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade
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Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
from the 787 grounding. >> good morning, carl. four cities in the u.s. in particular are impacted by what's happening with the dreamliner. you see them over here. san jose, san diego, denver and houston. let's walk through and explain what's at stake for each of these cities. san jose had the dreamliner service started at one point. and the flight from san jose to tokyo, the economic impact, it's estimated to be about $214,000 a day to that region. now, that's just an estimate at this point. next when you talk about san diego, japan airlines beginning dreamliner service, or supposed to begin service to narita, and at this point, $750,000 in marketing support, along with reduced landing fees. the reason why? you want that direct flight over tokyo from san diego. denver, colorado, this is a big deal for united airlines. service was supposed to start at the end of march. at this point they say it's still going to happen. but look at the economic impact if this is delayed. it's estimated this service will bring in $132 million to the state of colorado. and then finally, united also pl
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
city, in is a tricky forecast for you. you're right on the line. we know it's going to snow. the question is, how much is it going to snow. we've got you in the 6 to 12 inch range right now. that would be the biggest storm of the year so far. northern new jersey, some big snow totals and in lesser amounts if you move south and west. don't think you're going to have to go very far to get into the north or east to get into the bigger snow totals. poughkeepsie, eastern long island, things will be significantly worse than we see in the city itself. timing there is late tomorrow and into tomorrow night. you see amounts tapering off as you head farther south and west. the idea here is that a lot of people see a foot of snow. some people say two feet of snow. maybe in a few spots in and around boston we could see three feet of snowfall out of this one. your top five snowstorms, the biggest, presidents' day in 2003. some model res saying we may beat that total in boston. not written in stone, but these are ones that everybody remembers. we stop that, that indeed will be something to
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> only 25 minutes before tim cook addresses the goldman sachs technology conference. we'll break down what we can expect to hear from cook and what does it mean for apple stock today. great to see you. >> hello. >> what are you expecting to hear from cook today? >> yes. he's going to speak at the conference and we don't think he'll get into too much details over there. at this point, where the stock is, we think he'll address two things. strategy and products. they said they're actively looking at the cash balance. we expect them to increase dividends and have more buybacks. we think he's not going to get into details, but they're going to indicate their willingness to do that. on new products, they'll definitely talk about new products before the actual launch. but i think he's going to talk about the confidence in the new product pipeline. >> do you think that tim cook's playbook will change a little bit, given the pressure that he might be feeling from shareholders, like a david einhorn? and the focus that apple's been under, and the sc
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> italy's mario montanaty is calling on the candidates to appear in a televised debate as he's struggling to gain ground in his first ever campaign. jules is in milan. anybody nibbling at his debate idea, jules? >> well, what we've seen is that he's in fourth place behind berlusconi, behind the comedian becky grillo and wind the man that's most likely to win right now, mr. bersani of the democratic party. but i think the important thing to point out here is there's still a third of voters out there that haven't made a decision, in part because of the scandals we've had in the last few months making it difficult for people to decide. for mario monti's point of view, it can't hurt. berlusconi came out immediately and said he's not willing to face mario monti. he doesn't want questions on his economic policy. but one of the things that gets banded around here is if he's more interesting in addressing his legal issues. you know, my accepts from that is that actually, despite what's going on in the markets, the relative calm appearance right n
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
the better, they like citi, they like bank of america. that's a pretty significant line in the stand. i don't know a lot of people that are long on the stock that are looking to part with it just yet. it really seems to be strong, even on down days. >> interesting you say that because, weis, you're one of those. you're long and you have no plans to bail. >> i don't. i'm till positive on the economy. net interest margins will increase and you'll make more money. i think you're seeing a turn in m&a also. >> until that dynamic change, i'm not sure why anyone would want to walk away. >> best buy is getting a boost today, also getting an upgrade. stocks having a nice move. >> the stock was left for dead last year. fourth quarter sales were a little better than people expected, that showed some stabilization, which was positive. and steefle also making a call on management doing a much better job. the risk is the same it's been. google is getting into retail, apple has eaten their lrcunch. i would take profits and gets out of this. i don't see growth going forward. >> and dell will report earning
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
in a position -- it's been a pretty awful episode for the city of london, a lot of big advisers, jpmorgan, credit suisse, some of the lawyers, price waterhouse coopers, a lot of people who are on the board of bumi, all of them have tarnished reputations as a result of this scandal. >> whose fault is that? >> that's a good question. and there's still a bitter takeover by the panel going on as to exactly who knew what when the fundamental issues about funds that have gone missing from the company before it was brought to the london market. >> and nat rothschild has a lot of complaints about that money. the question is whether he knew about it before he brought this company to the london market, anyway. >> he calls the current management team a disaster. the company is uninvestble. we have to get out the cancer, he says. >> bumi has made a lot of commitments as to what they will do if this vote is won. they certainly sent a message that the current chairman will step down, the backrie family have offered to buy out half the company in return for their own shares in bumi. so in theory, at lea
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Feb 27, 2013 9:00am EST
. it's really a tale of two cities, right? you've got the market feeling great from the get-go, mutual fund inflows. you feel the market wanted to go higher in january. it carried over a little bit into february. but there's been no follow-through really on the volume. and the other metrics you would look at. a little better on options. so it's interesting. now the question is, do things like sequestration and what's going on in italy right now throw us a few curveballs we don't really need right now. >> or maybe our volume levels are down for good. >> could be. >> people just say that's the wave. >> the investors are certainly turning over their portfolios less than they were. they're moving into higher asset classes now. maybe we have to get used to a new normal on volumes. >> derivatives strong, divide that up pretty good in the yields. that can work for everybody. >> i think the strategy in the merger really is a divide and conquer strategy. stapling on our interest rate complex to their commodity and energy franchise. gives us more time to focus on the nyse assets here. so i'm exc
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
quarter. maybe some positive news there. tina, from citi, she's been taking a look at what the president has to do, i guess, in his second term or what he's expected to do. what i loved was your point, how did you put it? fiscal deals or compromise tend to disappear in washington like -- >> the bermuda triangle. >> you don't have high hopes for compromise here? >> no. most politicians in the developed world, and the u.s. very much within this, it's not going to see -- i'm not going to provide fertile ground for grand bargains. politicians like to talk about it. this is their way of saying, we're ready to do a deal, but it's those guys, they won't compromise. we think we'll see more of this piecemeal last minute compromises. >> and we're fating critical issues in the u.s. people might be aware of the fiscal cliff, but there's the continuing resolution, there's the sequester that goes into effect march 1st. should we hold our breath for compromise here? and, again, the issue is being forced because these are situations in which if there's no action, something still happens. >> that's right
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Feb 4, 2013 9:00am EST
.75%. declines on the part of bank of america and citi, down more than 1% apiece. technology, it follows the theme all throughout 2013 so far, technology is slightly lower. although we do have apple trading higher today. the fact that apple of late seems to be bucking the trend of the markets. whenever that trend happens to be. today is a downtrend, apple trading higher. certainly for the year, it has been that the markets rallied without apple. in spite of apple we should note. it is still the second largest company by market capitalization on the s&p. >> they're very close, exxon and apple. and we have to mention facebook. i mention facebook because the shares are down over 3%. adding to losses that have started to add up percentagewise for this company, after reported what were not great earnings. at least when you look at mobile and the growth there. again, that according to some who follow the company closely, who were not as perhaps enthused as they otherwise might have been. >> within the realm of this sort of large cap, technology leaders, google getting a downgrade today. google
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. and then the other half, 60, so you get an average. sonny in illinois. >> caller: a big booyah from the windy city. i love your show. long time fan. >> i appreciate it. >> caller: the company is huntsman, h u.n. >> go with georgia gulf. buy, buy, buy. go to john in florida. >> caller: jim, i would like your latest take on arena pharmaceutical. >> @jimcramer on twitter, because i didn't fall in love with this stock, a lot of people despise me. i know people are in love with it. i am not in love with it. be but let's go to carl in arkansas. >> caller: greetings from arkansas. i am thinking of picking up a bank stock, your thoughts of new york community bank. >> the yield is so much higher than all the others, i will send you to keen. i don't know, it is a nice gain. i prefer key. i like the safety. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> ina bull market, it is easier to pick stock that can go higher. this is what a bull market looks like. what is more lucrative is picking stocks that go higher. we have stocks like allergan, it makes real medicine, a leading player in t
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm EST
regulatory pressure and you can't buy a big gulp in new york city anymore. what would you rather own, coca-cola, 100% beverages or pepsico, which is only 40% beverages and 60% snacks? pepsico is being saved by frito-lay and global foods division. let's have a taste test with pepsico snacks and coca-cola snacks. not fair. and, look, the beverage business is healthier, it's got the gatorade, and tropicana juices, and 40% of the beverage volume is noncarbonated and only 20% is full sugar soda. within that 20% they have mountain dew. i had one for lunch, maybe you can tell. bizarrely, one of the most popular brands out there. mountain dew is on fire in india. mountain dew, india. can't make this up. pepsi has a major restructuring program underway. cut out layers of middle management, reduced head count. business speak for laying off people to deliver $3 billion in savings by 2015, and it can use the money it's saving to support its brands. restructuring improved the brand by $3 million, and pepsico can break itself up into a beverage company and snack company. something coca-cola can't do. an
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Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
packed, people seemed to have great time but will it pack the city's desire to host again in 2018 in rothy goodell said today, i fully expect to be back here for super bowls and i hope we will be back. we want to be back. end quote. at least that is satisfied. >>> a sneaky corporate story. hundred dollar german software company. what are they doing in football? trying to get into the sports globery and u.s. providing the software platform for fantasy football. more than 30 million people play fantasy football. billions of dollars. keep an eye on sap. >> i'm shocked people had a good time in new orleans over the super bowl. >> yeah. breaking news. people having a good time in new orleans. >> bourbon street, beads -- >> and various other things. >> and baltimore's beat down. >> okay. let's's talk about the ads, right? so much more than just the sport. personally, i tuned in for the ads. overall feeling from our staff was a collective, meh. julia boorstin, who was the biggest winner in the ad world? >> the biggest winner wasn't an advertiser but social media andand twitter in particu
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. debbie downer. we are so close to a record for stocks. why the bears are starting to growl. yelp reviews. the ceo joins us with his take on monetizing mobile and how his company is competing with google and facebook. and rotten apple? the woman who called the demise of enron explains why the tech darling has further to fall. let eelgs go straight to the traders and ask what the top trade was today. guy. >> good to be here tonight! love the rhames for a long time and if you want to go downstream in rails, we talked about this name before, had a nice day today. look at trinity industries, trn. >> karen, your top trade? >> didn't do a ton, but f and p, a name we talk about from time to time continues its upward march. >> fifth and pacific, to be exact. >> the old liz claiborne. >> steve grasso? >> goldman sachs. poised to make a move to $173. tim? >> we continue to think the world markets are stretched. in that way, we think emerging markets have underperformed. we are long eem. we got short some mxwo, which is
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Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. we all work remotely so this is a big deal, our first full team gathering! i wanted to call on a few people. ashley, ashley marshall... here. since we're often all on the move, ashley suggested we use fedex office to hold packages for us. great job. [ applause ] thank you. and on a protocol note, i'd like to talk to tim hill about his tendency to use all caps in emails. [ shouting ] oh i'm sorry guys. ah sometimes the caps lock gets stuck on my keyboard. hey do you wanna get a drink later? [ male announcer ] hold packages at any fedex office location. >>> with the you do and the s&p 500 hitting new five-year highs at this point, we want to mention google crossing a milestone, above $800 a share. $801.60 is the last number here. it trades at a multiple of about 25. we'll talk to a fund manager about google a little later on in the show. let's check in with diana ol olick with breaking news. >> that's right, diana. home builder confidence took a step backward. the national association of home builders monthly sentiment index fel
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
" begins right now. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. deal mania. from office's office to dell's dell, how you can belt on the smart money. best buy. the stock is on fire this year, but should you put your money where richard schultz's mouth is? a good old fashioned street fight. and apple versus goodell. the country's top analyst weighs in. while colin gillis is looking beyond the two for his top pick. first, let's go to the markets. the dow and s&p 500 hitting fresh five-year highs. and it looks like the stocks are breaking out. if you are a believer what is your top breakout trade at this point? josh? >> well, we broke out in mid-january in the wilshire 5,000. we have heavy participation from small and mid caps. the area that i still think has the most room right now is energy. specifically exploration and protection. they have not kept pace over the last couple of years with the rest of this market, so, if you want to own the basket, the ticker is ieo. specific names, look at apache, every one of these charts looks incredible and va
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Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
cities. siemens. answers. >>> power lunch top of the hour. what the fear index, the vix, is telling the smart money. should you run, not walk, from this stock market? remember enron? are american 401(k) investors making the same now by investing too much money in their company's stock for their own good and their own retirement? and what ceos are making these days. >> let's take a look at the vix rising as stocks sit near the low of the day. what are you making, doc, of the move we're seeing over the last couple of days. you have the fear gauge rising significantly today. >> it's an indication, scott, that not enough people have protection going into sequestration next week. yesterday just ahead of the fed minutes where they talked about perhaps slowing the pace of those asset purchases and, again, that was not a unanimous opinion, that was just part of that statement yesterday, you saw 40,000 of the at the money 15 puts trade very quickly, went from 95 cents to $1.40 yesterday, moving up to $1.70 or $1.80. a guy bought 40,000 of them. could have been stephanie sitting here who did
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Feb 22, 2013 9:00am EST
, give me some loving. apple's not even on the top 50 of citi's new global champions. >> really? >> apple's not even on the list. >> holy cow. >> but the question is, why should it be on the list? >> coach is on the list. >> nine times earnings. coach is on the list? >> should go buy coach. buy a man bag. >> man purse. >> are we saying that on the list, which i have here somewhere, that apple's not one of the best 50? >> best 50 what, though? >> listen, maybe that's the bottom. >> coach, cummins -- >> i like cummins. >> ebay. >> i like ebay. >> speaking of watches, you can get a fossil instead of a swatch. >> listen, man, fossil, i told you yesterday fossil is going to determine whether that apple watch is better than the google glasses. >> google's on the top 50 list. >> i believe that. >> i'm going to 1,001 right now. >> where is brian white? >> right. that almost -- i don't want to say it topped the stock. when you start to get the really far out there price targets on apple, that's when the cracks in the story started to really -- >> look, here's capital oil and gas. one of the best p
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Feb 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
. mary thompson joins us now to break down who wins and who loses. mary? >> scott, atlantic city and its 12 casinos all winners. at least in the near term. second largest gaming market in the u.s., ac's $3 billion in revenue last year, 43% below the peak in 2006. any additional business is welcome. the two biggest players in the market to benefit the most from the addition of online players, caesars with four worked out but basically only licensed casinos will be able to run the jn line operations. to play, residents will likely to to register as they do in the uk where on-line gambling is legal. it will take another 6 to 12 months for it all to get up and running. pay-off? 1.5 billion added to fis al in 2015. uncertainty about demand in the garden state and questions about whether on-line betting will hurt the brick and mortar business and questioning whether on-line gaming is enough to save ac's casinos. new competition from properties on-line in baltimore and d.c. wi will hurt them. the state and casinos can't bet on that yet. back to you, scott. >> mary, thank you very much. we saw z
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >>> banks some of the biggest performers today. 3% on bac as it is at 1166. jp morgan, citi, goldman, too, a new high at 149.94 up almost 1.5%. want to take a look at facebook as well. one of the few losers today down almost 3%. likely on continuation from its earnings earlier in the week. stock also getting hit with multiple downgrades over the last few days. interesting that those high flyers in technology like facebook and apple are down on a day where the markets are up so significantly the dow up 139. the moment you've all been waiting for in honor of jobs friday. we've been asking our viewers to tweet us their week long, all week long their guess estimates of today's jobs number. a couple of you actually nailed the number but only one got the entry in first. adrian texiera trader, father of three boys from pembroke pines, florida tweeted in exactly 157,000 early thursday. couldn't join us this morning but did tell us earlier he plans to hang the blanket in his office. congratulations to you. that's it for us on this dow 14,000 day. as we hit noon let's get to fast mone
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